Michael Lott

QMHA, Student Intern – Therapist & Intake Coordinator
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My Bio

Welcome! My name is Michael, and I recently relocated to Portland from East Tennessee. I am excited to join the ITTC team. 

I believe that therapy is a sacred process and experience, and I am happy to have the opportunity to collaborate with you on your healing journey. Did you know it has been scientifically proven that humans are neurologically wired for connection? I aim to create a therapeutic environment where counseling can be a sacred connection space. This therapeutic connection creates a special environment for you to be seen, heard, witnessed, feel supported, and process complex life events. 

I aim to take a compassionate approach to your concerns and work together to build a strategy that aligns with your mental health and wellness goals. I work through a holistic lens that is grounded in experiential and evidenced-based therapeutic modalities that we utilize based on your unique personality and needs. I hope to build a therapeutic relationship and connection where you feel safe and can be supported in creating the awareness, knowledge, and practical skills for your growth and healing. I believe that, ultimately, you are the expert in your experience, and I look forward to walking with you on your therapeutic journey.

I am currently in my final semester at the humanistic and holistically focused Saybrook University, completing my Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree. I also have many years of experience in and hold certifications in a wide array of holistic modalities that help inform my clinical practice, such as yoga/meditation, spiritual coaching, counseling & mediumship, emotional recovery, and reiki. I have also spent many years exploring the expressive arts. Before reorienting my life into holistic studies and practice in 2007, I worked as a mechanical engineer specializing in noise and vibration refinement in the automotive field. Over thousands of hours of seat time in vehicles, I learned to refine my skills of tuning into the subtle energies of systems. I have used it ever since in all my holistic work. If one thing I believe is constant in life, it’s change.

When I am not working, you may find me exploring the outdoors, hugging a tree, traveling, spending time with loved ones, finding new local eateries and coffee shops, walking with my dog, reading, and listening to all kinds of music that move me or catching a movie or a favorite show.

My Focus

  • Adults (18+)
  • Couples
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Isolation and Loneliness
  • Traumatic Stress
  • Childhood & Intergenerational Trauma
  • Religious Trauma
  • LGBTQIA2S+ community
  • Men’s Issues
  • Caregiver Stress and Burnout
  • Dissociation and Dissociative Disorders

My Approaches

  • Trauma-Informed
  • Holistic Oriented
  • Gender Affirming
  • Cultural Affirming
  • HSP & Neurodivergent Affirming
  • Mindfulness-Based & Building Self-Awareness Oriented
  • Strengths-Based
  • Existential, Transpersonal, & Humanistic
  • Polyvagal Theory
  • Somatic & Emotions Focused Theory
  • Systems Theory (relational, family, intergenerational)
  • Attachment Theory
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) & Parts Theory
  • Gottman Sound Relationship House Model
  • Relational Cultural Theory (RCT)
  • Expressive Arts Therapy